Breaking News: Diego Costa leaves Atletico after terminating his contract
|Diego Costa agrees to terminate his contract at Atletico Madrid and now available to negotiate with clubs. (Photo credit: Sky Sports)|
Former Chelsea striker, Diego Costa has left Atletico Madrid after the striker's contract was terminated by mutual consent on Tuesday, a club statement has said.
It means Costa will be able to join a new club on a free transfer, while Atletico significantly reduce their wage bill, allowing them to reinforce the squad during the January window.
Costa, 32, re-joined Atletico from premier league side, Chelsea in January 2018 for €66 million after spending three-and-a-half seasons at Stamford Bridge.
His return to the club was somewhat of a disappointment, with his form disrupted by a series of injuries that meant he was only able to score a total of 12 league goals over three years.